Border Blues, Bo's Back, and a Bold Book

Posted: May 24, 2007 10:50 AM

Bo's back

Who better to headline the Alexandria-based O'Keeffe & Company's "Perfect 10" anniversary party than actress Bo Derek, who nearly 30 years ago starred in the movie "10."

Fortunately, the attire portion of the invitation reads "cornrows and gold swimsuits are not necessary."

Bold book

In the words of Angela McGlowan, who was feted Tuesday night at Finemondo Italian restaurant on F Street, the liberal "script" never changes: the Democratic Party is the party of racial freedom and equality.

"Just ask them," writes the black founder and president of the District-based public relations and government affairs firm Political Strategies and Insights, in her new book, "Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda."

Mrs. McGlowan, who has appeared everywhere from the stage of Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" show to the pages of Jet, takes particular aim at the Democratic National Committee, which contends it has led the fight "on every civil rights issue." She considers the statement "so brazenly false that one wonders where to even begin in dismantling it."

A black leader she does praise for his "intellectual honesty" is Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, who once observed there is "no doubt that the Democratic Party is the party of the Confederacy; historically, that the Democratic Party's flag is the Confederate flag."

"She makes bold statements, but they are backed up by facts," the author's husband, John Venners, remarked at his wife's crowded book party. Case in point: The pastor of a black church in Memphis, Tenn., recently invited his wife to speak to his congregation, and told her to "bring 500 of your books with you."

As for stepping on so many toes -- from politicians and absentee fathers to high-school dropouts and drug dealers -- Mrs. McGlowan told Inside the Beltway: "Are you asking me if this is all worth it? This book contains my dream, and the whole reason for writing it is to spread this dream to as many people as possible."

Rinse cycle

"Democrat Dirty Laundry: Another Load." Or such was the National Republican Congressional Committee's response when divided Democratic leaders in the House this week considered postponing their promised vote on overhauling lobbying laws.

Thou shalt not ...

Former Hollywood actor-turned-"independent conservative" radio host Jerry Doyle was mulling over with Sen. John Cornyn why it is that the comprehensive immigration bill currently meandering its way through Congress is already more than 300 pages long, while the U.S. Constitution "is pretty short, and the Ten Commandments are even shorter."

The Texas Republican laughed, but Mr. Doyle pushed ahead, coming with his personal list of 10 commandments on illegal immigration, which he forwarded yesterday to Inside the Beltway. Among the commandments:

10. English will be the only language used in the public workplace, public education, federal government offices and facilities, hospitals and related medical facilities, and the federal court system. All voting for federal offices will be accomplished in English only.

7. Public education, medical and dental services, housing, social services, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, and other U.S. government programs will be for the benefit of legal residents of the United States only.

1. If you enter the United States of America illegally or overstay your visa, you will never be eligible to become a citizen of the U.S. No exceptions.